Inconvenient Indian

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WINNER of the 2014 RBC Taylor PrizeThe Inconvenient Indian is at once a ';history' and the complete subversion of a historyin short, a critical and personal meditation that the remarkable Thomas King has conducted over the past 50 years about what …

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    WINNER of the 2014 RBC Taylor PrizeThe Inconvenient Indian is at once a ';history' and the complete subversion of a historyin short, a critical and personal meditation that the remarkable Thomas King has conducted over the past 50 years about what it means to be ';Indian' in North America. Rich with dark and light, pain and magic, this book distills the insights gleaned from that meditation, weaving the curiously circular tale of the relationship between non-Natives and Natives in the centuries since the two first encountered each other. In the process, King refashions old stories about historical events and figures, takes a sideways look at film and pop culture, relates his own complex experiences with activism, and articulates a deep and revolutionary understanding of the cumulative effects of ever-shifting laws and treaties on Native peoples and lands. This is a book both timeless and timely, burnished with anger but tempered by wit, and ultimately a hard-won offering of hope -- a sometimes inconvenient, but nonetheless indispensable account for all of us, Indian and non-Indian alike, seeking to understand how we might tell a new story for the future.

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    Format
    E-Bok
    Kopisperre
    Teknisk DRM
    Filformat
    ePUB
    Utgivelsesår
    2012
    Forlag
    Doubleday Canada
    Språk
    Engelsk
    ISBN
    9780385674058
    Sider
    304

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